Guilin is a world famous scenic destination in China. There are many amazing spots in Guilin including Li River, Elephant Trunk Hill, Longji Terrace and so on. Among these spots, here, we list the best places to visit in Guilin for you reference. These attractions are must-see attractions if you come to Guilin.
Li River Scenic Area is the biggest and the most enchanting Karst tourist site of the world. It is the top ranked attraction in Guilin that reputed for its graceful scenery. And it expresses perfectly the inner core of the scenery and also the custom of the city - mild, delicate, genial but also proud.
The 83-km-long waterway from Guilin to Yangshuo is the masterpiece of Li River. Along the river, the rolling peaks, steep cliffs, green hills and clear water constitute a fascinating hundred-mile pictures gallery. The natural beauty of the Li River is indeed beyond any descriptions, you have to be there to see with your own eyes and to feel with your own heart.
Longji Rice Terrace
Longji Rice Terrace in Longsheng County is a very special site that considered the best of its kind, attracted people with its creative layout, well-toned figure, extraordinary size and alternative beauties in different seasons.
During the spring, especially when all the fields are irrigated (around mid-Apr to late May), you will be impressed by the enchanting view that every irrigated field just like a mirror that reflecting the color and imagine of the skies. While when autumn comes, you can see golden yellow grains, in chains, standing in the fields with their heads swinging in the wind.
Reed Flute Cave
Located at the northwest of Guilin City, 5 kilometers away from the centre of the city, Reed Flute Cave is a famous scenic spot that offers a majestic fairyland of karst caves with landscape and rural scenery.
The natural beauty of a large amount of stalactites and stalagmites, with their endless variety of remarkable scenes and visitors in the cave could undoubtedly evoke breathless admiration from domestic and foreign visitors.
Elephant Trunk Hill
With a very special appearance, Elephant Trunk Hill is the symbol of Guilin city, which stands downtown on the conjunction of the Li River and the Peach Blossom River. The whole hill looks exactly like a huge elephant stretching its trunk drinking water of the Li River, hence the name.
It is the masterpiece of karst landscape, composed of pure limestone deposited on seabed 360million years ago. Between the "trunk" and the "body" is a vast round cave which resembles a full moon on water hence the name Moon-over-Water Cave. When the waters wave and the moonlight gleams, the scene is exceedingly enchanting.
Yangshuo West Street
West Street is the oldest street in Yangshuo with a history of more than 1,400 years. It now becomes a place that mixes the eastern and western culture harmoniously. West Street in Yangshuo is about 1000 meters long, popularly known as "Foreigner's Street".
At night, the restaurants in Foreigners' Street are crowded with diners. Decorated with tree bark, palm leaves and colorful lights, these restaurants all boast their own masterpieces. Quite a lot of tourists who want to stay in Yangshuo for some time stay here and get a job working in a restaurant as a cook.